Port Clinton, Ohio


Port Clinton, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Port Clinton, Ohio
settlement_type = City
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imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Downtown Port Clinton


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map_caption = Location of Port Clinton, Ohio


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ottawa

government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Debbie Hymore-Tester
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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 6.0
area_land_km2 = 5.5
area_water_km2 = 0.5
area_total_sq_mi = 2.3
area_land_sq_mi = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 6391
population_density_km2 = 1171.4
population_density_sq_mi = 3034.0

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 177
elevation_ft = 581
latd = 41 |latm = 30 |lats = 35 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 56 |longs = 25 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 43446, 43452
area_code = 419
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-64150GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1061564GR|3
website = http://www.portclinton.com/
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Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States.GR|6 The population was 6,391 at the 2000 census. The city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World."

Geography

Port Clinton is located at coor dms|41|30|35|N|82|56|25|W|city (41.509857, -82.940156)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (8.66%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,391 people, 2,777 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,034.0 people per square mile (1,169.5/km²). There were 3,504 housing units at an average density of 1,663.5/sq mi (641.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.15% White, 2.38% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.01% of the population.

There were 2,777 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,564, and the median income for a family was $44,579. Males had a median income of $38,949 versus $21,651 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,177. About 7.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

The City is famous for its annual Walleye drop, commemorating the new year, its fishing and boating industries, the annual National Matches at neighboring Camp Perry, and its proximity to a variety of vacation destinations (such as the Lake Erie Islands, the Cedar Point amusement park and a number of local wineries). Port Clinton's transient dockage on the Portage River is a safe harbor for Lake Erie boaters.

Notable natives

*Chris Redfern - Current chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and former Ohio House Minority Leader.
*Steve Saunders - Television host/actor
*Louis C. Shepard - American Civil War Medal of Honor recipient from Ashtabula County, buried in Lakeview cemetery, Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio.
*Nathan Janes - Pop Artist and creator of Pop ARF. Designed the first official ribbon for animals The Animal Guardian Ribbon

Media

*Port Clinton is served in print by the [http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com News Herald] , the city's only daily newspaper.

External links

* [http://www.portclinton.com Port Clinton Official town website]


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